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Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia
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  • We badgers have long enough memories to know that.
  • It was not a man’s face but a badger’s, though larger and friendlier and more intelligent than the face of any badger he had seen before.

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  • It was not a man’s face but a badger’s, though larger and friendlier and more intelligent than the face of any badger he had seen before.
  • The Badger was called Trufflehunter; he was the oldest and kindest of the three.
  • He would have stabbed Caspian then and there, if the Badger and Trumpkin had not got in the way and forced him back to his seat and held him down.
  • I’m a beast, I am, and a Badger what’s more.
  • "I said nothing about that," answered the Badger.
  • "You make me sick, Badger," growled Nikabrik.
  • Nikabrik disagreed with this, but Trumpkin and the Badger overruled him.
  • The Badger could have had the same if he had liked, but he said he was a beast, he was, and if his claws and teeth could not keep his skin whole, it wasn’t worth keeping.

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  • "Two badgers and you three Dwarfs, with your bows at the — ready, go softly off to meet it," said Caspian.
  • Everyone waited in silence while the three Dwarfs and two Badgers trotted stealthily across to the trees on the northwest side of the Lawn.
  • Take my wrists if you like, worthy Badgers, but don’t bite right through them.
  • "Is it possible, Glenstorm?" said the Badger.
  • I watch the skies, Badger, for it is mine to watch, as it is yours to remember.
  • "Now," said the Badger, "if only we could wake the spirits of these trees and this well, we should have done a good day’s work."
  • But in the secret and magical chamber at the heart of the How, King Caspian, with Cornelius and the Badger and Nikabrik and Trumpkin, were at council.
  • After a hasty meal they both set off with the fervent thanks and good wishes of the King, the Badger, and Cornelius.
  • On a fine summer morning when the dew lay on the grass he set off with the Badger and the two Dwarfs, up through the forest to a high saddle in the mountains and down on to their sunny southern slopes where one looked across the green wolds of Archenland.
  • It would take too long to mention all the creatures whom Caspian met that day — Clodsley Shovel the Mole, the three Hardbiters (who were badgers like Trufflehunter), Camillo the Hare, and Hogglestock the Hedgehog.
  • The Badger only grunted at this, and after that there was such a silence that Caspian had nearly dropped off to sleep when he thought he heard a faint musical sound from the depth of the woods at his back.
  • The badgers nosed at the boys’ hands.
  • The badgers found a torch just inside the arch and Peter lit it and handed it to Trumpkin.
  • You badgers would have us wait till the sky falls and we can all catch larks.
  • "Best of badgers," he said.
  • "You’d better have shoved your grey snout in a hornets’ nest, Badger, than suggest that I am the blab," said Nikabrik.
  • And what better right have you yourself to be here than that you are a friend of Trumpkin’s and the Badger’s?
  • There was no answer, and for a few minutes it was so still that Edmund could hear the wheezy and snuffling breath of the Badger.
  • "But they also say that he came to life again," said the Badger sharply.
  • Above the steadily increasing growl of the Badger and Cornelius’s sharp "What?" rose the voice of King Caspian like thunder.
  • He turned and found himself face to face with the Badger.
  • I’m a badger, what’s more, and we hold on.
  • "But, Sire," said the Badger, who sat very close to Peter and never took his eyes off him.
  • The second was a glade in Narnia, the faces of Dwarfs and Beasts, the deep eyes of Aslan, and the white patches on the Badger’s cheeks.
  • The Badger said nothing, for now Peter and Miraz were entering the lists from opposite ends, both on foot, both in chain shirts, with helmets and shields.
  • All whom he had met were there: Bulgy Bears and Red Dwarfs and Black Dwarfs, Moles and Badgers, Hares and Hedgehogs, and others whom he had not yet seen — five Satyrs as red as foxes, the whole contingent of Talking Mice, armed to the teeth and following a shrill trumpet, some Owls, the Old Raven of Ravenscaur.
  • CHAPTER FOURTEEN HOW ALL WERE VERY BUSY A LITTLE before two o’clock Trumpkin and the Badger sat with the rest of the creatures at the wood’s edge looking across at the gleaming line of Miraz’s army which was about two arrow-shots away.
  • There was an animal roaring, a clash of steel; the boys and Trumpkin rushed in; Peter had a glimpse of a horrible, grey, gaunt creature, half man and half wolf, in the very act of leaping upon a boy about his own age, and Edmund saw a badger and a Dwarf rolling on the floor in a sort of cat fight.
  • CHAPTER TWELVE SORCERY AND SUDDEN VENGEANCE MEANWHILE Trumpkin and the two boys arrived at the dark little stone archway which led into the inside of the Mound, and two sentinel badgers (the white patches on their cheeks were all Edmund could see of them) leaped up with bared teeth and asked them in snarling voices, "Who goes there?"
  • All lies!" said the Badger.

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as in: badgered her until she agreed Define
annoy and/or persuade persistently
as in: saw a badger Define
burrowing mammal with strong claws widely distributed in the northern hemisphere
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